Tory Burch spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week SS17
It is rare that summer finds itself in the heart of America for Tory Burch. The designer has for years been inclined to vacate her homeland for the hotter season, opting for the South of France. In August, she wandered the southern coast of Spain, writing that we must join her across 500 green acres of the Finca Cortesin.
This collection is different: Burch indeed takes us on a journey of colour and conception. However, this one occurs much closer to home. For her spring/summer 2017, the designer sources inspiration straight from the coasts she is most acquainted. Her garments are and always have been sewn by sun and travel.
The result is no less dreamy than her previous European-inspired collections. Shamrock greens find themselves aligned with muted pinks. Dresses fall in sunset orange and faded yellow. These are, as Burch pronounces, the colours of the season.
The collection’s palette is light and fresh, a tame performance of the Santa Ana winds. All that flocks the runway is earthy, skies of colour meet mustard sand and blue waters. Synergy has never existed in a finer form than in Burch’s compilation of East and West coast styles.
In LA, Burch pictures us adorned in long and flowing floral, the sort that does fall around our figures on sunny afternoons spent in the garden. Balmy evenings call for ankle-length white dresses and kaftans that chase our dancing legs. With slits reaching the top of the thigh, this collection is romantic; it’s made for the ultimate vacation.
In NYC, we walk around in Central Park after long lunches, dressed in striped-trouser suits, gypsy-printed blouses and tailored culottes. Burch passes up loose fits and her signature “bohemian ease” for modernity and alignment. She maintains a sailboat motif, bringing the sea to even the most happening of cities.
Burch’s collection is about the celebration of contrast: in nature and the way we dress. The American Dream has never felt so close.
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